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I have heard a lot about the towel trick working, but what exactly is it?

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It overheats the xbox which i consider risky and then resets the master chips, it usually works temporarily like a week or so thenu have to do it again in most cases. I reccomend getting it fixed period, it'll take away the frustration

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Xbox 360 red ring of death


Not a simple question.

It depends on the 360 to be honest.

Whatever you do try do not do the "towel trick"
The red ring of death is usually an overheating problem and the towel trick will cause the 360 to overheat.
Look on youtube for "the penny trick/fix"

I'd recommend you send your xbox to a repair center though. In most cases they will repair it for free.

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Temporarily Fix Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death


Many owners of Microsoft's Xbox 360 have experienced a massive defect known as the "Red Ring of Death." Because of it, Microsoft issued a 3 year warranty on all existing Xbox 360. If your Xbox 360 has gotten the RRoD, I would recommend calling Microsoft to ask for repairs at 1-800-4MY-XBOX.Microsoft will send you a cardboard box through the mail, but in that time, you may want to squeeze as much playing time as you can out of your Xbox 360. You can take a thick towel, lay it out on the ground (or wherever you use your Xbox 360), place the Xbox 360 on top of the towel, and wrap up the Xbox 360 with the towel in a way that you are not covering the back part of it (where you plug in your cables). Then, plug in your Xbox (if it isn't already plugged in) and turn it on while it is wrapped up. Wait for about two minutes until it overheats, and after that, take it out of the towel, let it cool down for ten minutes, and then you can play it for about two days (which is enough time until the box comes). Note that you cannot do this towel trick multiple times. Thanks for reading my nifty trick!

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How to Temporally Fix the "Red Ring of Death" for the Xbox 360


Many owners of Microsoft's Xbox 360 have experienced a massive defect known as the "Red Ring of Death." Because of it, Microsoft issued a 3 year warranty on all existing Xbox 360. If your Xbox 360 has gotten the RRoD, I would recommend calling Microsoft to ask for repairs at 1-800-4MY-XBOX.Microsoft will send you a cardboard box through the mail, but in that time, you may want to squeeze as much playing time as you can out of your Xbox 360. You can take a thick towel, lay it out on the ground (or wherever you use your Xbox 360), place the Xbox 360 on top of the towel, and wrap up the Xbox 360 with the towel in a way that you are not covering the back part of it (where you plug in your cables). Then, plug in your Xbox (if it isn't already plugged in) and turn it on while it is wrapped up. Wait for about two minutes until it overheats, and after that, take it out of the towel, let it cool down for ten minutes, and then you can play it for about two days (which is enough time until the box comes). Note that you cannot do this towel trick multiple times. Thanks for my nifty trick!

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This is called the red-ring of death. Call 1-800-4my-xbox and they can help you with this situation. If you haven't had your 360 over 3 years, than they will fix it free under the warranty. Another trick others have said works, is to wrap a towel around your 360. This will heat up your xbox, and reconnect any soldering that seperated. The towel trick is only a theory I heard...not sure how much truth there is to it. Worth a shot. :D

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go to Google and type in "Xbox 360 RROD towel repair" and open one of the youtube links and watch the movie, you'll have your xbox up and running in 10 minutes, or i can run through the procedure with you

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try to do the towel trick. it may fix this issue

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sorry to say that is the Red ring of death your gonna have to send it to microsoft and they will repair it for free

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This is called the ring of death. It happens to alot of x360. The console got to hot. One thing you can do is the towel trick. Wrap the 360 in a towel so it is not exposed at all. Make sure it is turned on. Leave it on for 30 minutes. This sometimes will repair the problem. If this does not work the first time try it again. If this does not work there is another fix, but it is very involved. Let try the towel trick first.

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The tower trick is only a temporary fix, you will need to replace the xclamp or modify it to fix it for good. See pictures and replacement kit on the following site.

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MS have a repair or replace recall for this failure, contact MS to begin the process

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